The X Factor Recap: The 30 Degree Angle

The X Factor Recap: The 30 Degree Angle

Two and a half hours! Tonight’s X Factor is LIVE and it is two and one half hours long, like some kind of big-budget charity dance-a-thon. It will indeed be an endurance test, but here’s my ace in the hole: I am on an airplane (Virgin America, for whom I am not a paid spokesperson, but from whom I will listen to an offer). I am in many ways an actual captive audience. Also, I hew very strictly to what I call my Airplane Red Wine policy which is that I always drink lots of red wine on airplanes. Bring. This. Shit. ON.

There is a double order of sturm with extra drang tonight, as you might imagine. More Carmina Burana and laser effects when the judges (are you familiar with the judges?) are introduced. And finally, after more than a month, we get to see Steve Jones in a suit, doing some live TV hosting. He’s a little bit stiff, and so am I, if you know what I mean, which you do. Debra, more wine please. Read More...


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